July 28, 2008 |
CK Arts Inc. has done a good job cementing its future to the increasing interest in Southern California's historic buildings by putting in place many of the basics needed to position the small business for growth, financial consultant Maryellen Galuchie says.
February 14, 2008
Re "They want this place to stay put," Feb. 8 We'd all love to keep historic buildings in their original locations; unfortunately, it is just not possible. Think of the Weddington House like your grandmother. Do you want her to die at home or live out her years well cared for in the Heritage Square Museum (and retirement community)? Rodney Kemerer Beverly Hills -- The Weddington House belongs in North Hollywood, as one of the last vestiges of the San Fernando Valley's early farming community.
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January 16, 2008 |
Ending perhaps its most contentious battle over a new campus, the Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $4 million to fund historic school conservation in exchange for the Los Angeles Conservancy dropping a lawsuit that sought to preserve the once-glitzy Cocoanut Grove nightclub at the former Ambassador Hotel. "We still continue to believe that it was feasible to save the hotel," said Linda Dishman, the conservancy's executive director.
January 9, 2008 |
The landmark Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in East Los Angeles is back on the market after a final purchase agreement with popular boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his partners was not reached by year end, the owner said Tuesday. De La Hoya's team acknowledged plans last summer to acquire the 23-acre property on Olympic Boulevard for about $70 million and turn it into a housing and shopping complex.
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September 17, 2007 |
Proponents of "monument designation" for the building that houses Dutton's Brentwood Books plan to be out in force at a key meeting Tuesday. That's when a three-member Los Angeles City Council committee will decide whether to recommend to the full council that the Barry Building on San Vicente Boulevard become the city's latest historic-cultural monument. The designation would force the building's billionaire owner, Charles T.
September 1, 2007
Germany's largest synagogue, featuring golden mosaic tiles and a star-spangled blue dome, reopened Friday after more than a year of renovations to restore its beauty following decades of neglect. Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski praised the synagogue's revival as "a miracle" to a crowd that packed the temple, which can hold more than 1,000 people. "We have come back from death to life," he said at the service kicking off Berlin's annual 10-day Jewish culture festival.
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July 13, 2007 |
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the San Vicente Boulevard building that houses Dutton's Brentwood Books be designated as a historic-cultural monument. The matter will next be considered by the City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee, or PLUM, and then by the full council. After the 4-0 commission vote (with one abstention), about 50 supporters broke into cheers and applause in a 10th-floor City Hall hearing room.
June 30, 2007 |
The Royal Festival Hall, London's first major public building erected after World War II and an iconic structure in British Modernist architecture, has long been a royal pain. "An expression of a way of life in which we believe" was how one official in 1951 described what the 3,000-seat concert venue was meant to be. Designed with the goal of making all seats equally good (despite the inclusion of a royal box), it proved a magnificent symbol of Britain emerging from postwar austerity.